When January 1st rolls around and everyone else is starting fresh, making changes, and touting resolutions, I am still reeling from the holiday hustle & bustle and trying to catch my breath. I need January to put away the Christmas decorations, get the kids back on schedule and back to school, figure out what to do with all of the sweets and treats that accumulated on the counter in December, and basically recover from the chaos (albeit fun chaos) that is Christmastime at our house.
But by February 1st, order has been restored and I am ready to “start” the new year. For me, February is the new January. This year I’m looking forward to changing my diet and exercise routine (er…that is, starting a diet and exercise routine) with Cathy Zielske’s MoveMore, Eat Well class at Big Picture Classes. I’ll also continue on my journey with Project Life, documenting everyday life with Becky Higgins’ awesome system.
This year I’ll also finish organizing my printed photos and finally get the kids’ schoolwork in some sort of presentable order.
Other goals or projects that I have to look forward to this year that I will be sharing here are:
- a boys’ room redo
- redecorating (well, really decorating since the word redecorating implies that it’s been decorated before) a 10 year old basement
- a laundry room makeover
- a garage reorganization
- getting my recipes organized and a monthly menu plan refined
And, let’s not forget Fat Slim Mum’s photo-a-day challenge that began today. Today’s prompt is “your view today”.
This morning as the kids were getting ready for school, my husband opened the front door and called us all to see this stunning sunrise. My view today makes me feel grateful to behold such beauty.
And, I couldn’t resist looking at that sunrise and saying,
“Hello, new day!”